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Yep, I’m about to make excuses for being awol from not only this blog, but my other blog and my writing loop.  Just to make things interesting, I shall be giving a variety of excuses for you, dear reader, to choose from.  Just in case one doesn’t gel with your view of things, you can choose one that might.

So here they are, in no particular order:

The dog ate my laptop. A new spin on an old excuse.  (My dog is definitely big enough to do this).

I came down with an illness that did not allow me to use my fingers, legs or brain.  Sadly, it also precluded me from using any sort of household device that involved cleaning.

I was abducted by extremely attractive aliens with a gorgeous sense of humour and a suggestively shaped *wink* space craft.  Oh what fun we had taunting those nitwits from the Andromeda Galaxy.

The CIA entered my home (and remember,  I don’t live in the US so this highlights the importance I have with this agency) and confiscated all electronic devices.  Including the fish tank filter and the toaster(?).

Due to an error on behalf of the Education Department, I was forced to re-attend primary school for a month.  I failed maths, again.

My muse stole my credit card and went on a round-the-world trip (without me).  I’ve been working with Interpol to track that @#$%! down.

And finally: I’ve been on the run from the authorities after an incident involving a gerbil, a sandwich maker and those idiots from the Andromeda Galaxy.

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Am I the only one who finds odd moments in movies sensual?  Maybe it’s not the right word to use, but I need to keep up with my blog posts and today I’m in my sensuality folder so I’ll write and be damned.

Then again, I can’t think of another word I’d use for those moments, except perhaps frisson.  I’ve often noted that a scene, whether it’s in a book or a movie, doesn’t have to be overtly sexual in order to still carry an erotic nuance.

Sometimes, people going at it, with the heavy breathing and the thrashing and the nipple shots etc. isn’t all that sexy.  Whereas, I was caught by surprise when watching the King and I (the Deborah Kerr/Yul Brynner version) by a scene which struck me as particularly sensual.  It’s where Anna is teaching the King to dance and he grasps her in a proper waltz hold while telling her this is how he saw the Europeans do it.  Swoon…

Another was in Aliens (which I watched again last night).  The scene where Hicks is showing Ripley how to use an assault rifle is overlaid with a wonderful awareness and sensual tension – blink and you’d miss it, but it’s there.

Raising your eyebrows in disbelief?  Get your sexy on and watch these movies – it’s often the most subtle things that are amazingly sensual.

After all – chocolate doesn’t explode in your mouth like a salt and vinegar chip (crisp).  No, it slides sinfully, lusciously over your tongue, coating it in velvety sweetness.

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Seriously!  How do you go from being comfortably ahead of things in your life to running just in front of them, like Indiana Jones from the giant rock ball in whichever one it was.

I was comfortably ahead a month or so ago.  (more…)

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Editing.   A writer’s worst nightmare.   Actually I don’t mind editing.  I like the opportunity to fix embarrassing spelling errors, make sure my characters don’t randomly wander off, or have sex with the wrong person (unless I say so) and generally make sure my story makes some sort of cohesive sense. (more…)

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Somehow this month has  eluded me – it has flashed past like a meteor headed for a vulnerable spot on an inhabited planet (which, when it comes to Earth, seems to be Paris – why?! There are plenty of really ugly cities).

I was dawdling around my other blog, admiring my last post (actually I was checking it for mistakes and reading the comment which I wasn’t notified about – curse my email!) (more…)

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A while ago a tale consisting of ‘purple prose’ made its way onto my paranormal romance writing email loop (try saying that fast after a few drinks) and has since appeared on Liana’s blog: http://crummynovels.wordpress.com/2011/03/31/semen-at-sea/

The author of Semen at Sea – Katalina Leon, did such a wonderful job of writing this excellent example; I left a comment suggesting she try her hand at more wet and salty adventures. Or perhaps even a period cod-piece. (more…)

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I just dragged myself through the chapter where I introduce my villain(s).  Ergh – it took me four cups of coffee to make it to the end.

You wouldn’t believe how hard it is to write about someone being slowly torn apart without using the ‘bad’ words (those you’re not allowed to use when writing).  Or repeating ‘bubbling blood, frothing blood, pooling blood’ or any other descriptive involving bloody blood.  By the time I was halfway through I rather thought my ‘shredded organs’ were inspired. (more…)

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